Savannah Blues

a poem by Jan Oskar Hansen

Awoke by the trumpeting of my little green elephant
it sat in the kitchen sink
spraying soapy water on the floor
and had broken all yesterdays dirty dishes.
Put it back on the shelf
between my brown teddy bear and a yellow giraffe.
The trumpeting didn’t stop
it became quite violent
so I took it to bed put it on pillow next to me
where it fondled strands of hair left there by my girlfriend,
she won’t be back
but her scent of womanhood still lingers.